Once you have chosen a program, follow the instructions for your WUSTL Approval Application and your Program Admission Application. Many programs involve a two-step application and admission process and you will need both WUSTL Approval to transfer credit and Program Admission from the provider or host university to participate in study abroad.
Application Process | Two Steps
WUSTL Approval Application
Opening an Application | Click Apply for a Program and search for the program to which you would like to apply. Click the Apply Now button at the top of the brochure. You may only apply to one program per term. Your application is in Pending status while you complete the following components,all of which will be available once you open an application:
Recommendations | Most applications require two recommendations. Please make recommendation requests at least three weeks prior to the application deadline. Students should discuss their program with recommenders prior to requesting the recommendation through the online system.
Required Forms to Complete and Turn In | Submit printed forms to McMillan 138. Overseas Programs will check off these materials within 5 business days once submitted.
Required Documents Needing Your Signature | You are responsible for reading and understanding all signed materials. WUSTL students can digitally sign materials 24 hours after opening an application. If you are not a registered WUSTL student, you must submit photo identification to be able to digitally sign.
Questions You Must Answer | Complete all essays and questionnaires. Make a meeting with your Departmental Study Abroad Advisor at least two weeks before the deadline to complete the Study Plan. If you are waiting to receive a passport, you can upload the valid passport photocopy after the deadline.
A check will appear next to each submitted item. Submit all components by the appropriate Deadline.
Program Admission Application
In addition to the WUSTL application, many providers and partner institutions require an application for program admission. If your are required to sign the Acknowledgement of Secondary Application document as part of your WUSTL application, then you are responsible for submitting the program admission application by the WUSTL deadline or as early as possible. Application forms for most approved programs are available on-line at the program’s or university’s website. You are responsible for completing all forms and requesting any additional recommendations from faculty. Overseas Programs will forward your official WUSTL transcript and recommendations in some cases.
Application Review | Two Steps
WUSTL Approval Decision
Under Review | After the deadline, your application will be moved to the Under Review status and Overseas Programs will begin to review all completed applications. At this time you can login to the Study Abroad Portal to view and complete pre-departure requirements.
WUSTL Approved | If you are approved by Overseas Programs, your application will be moved to WUSTL Approved status and you will receive an approval email. The WUSTL Approved status means Overseas Programs has reviewed your application and approved you tp participate in the program for WUSTL credit.
Committed | To confirm your intention to participate, you must click the Confirm button on your online application to move your application to the Committed status.
Program Admission Decision
Confirmation of Admission Offer | If applicable, you need an acceptance offer from the program provider or partner institution to participate in the program. When you receive admission notification, please provide Overseas Program with a copy of the admission letter or email. Your WUSTL Application will then be moved to the Confirmation of Admission Offer status.